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Unemployment benefit claims fall to 15-year low

Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in 15 years last week, a sign of an improving labor market and more stable employment for Americans. Seasonally adjusted

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P&G cutting more office jobs, up to 6,000 worldwide

Procter & Gamble will cut another 3,000 to 6,000 office jobs worldwide in the next two years, senior executives said Thursday. An unknown number of cuts could occur here, where the

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Jobs report may give Fed pause

For investors, the March jobs report means that the Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike could be slowly receding in the distance. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy

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No alarms in weak March job gains

Economists don’t view the government’s report Friday of a skimpy 126,000 job gains in March as a harbinger of sluggish payroll growth in 2015, but several anticipate a slowdown from

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“Good” March jobs report may not be so good

The markets are gearing up for the all-important jobs report due out Friday. The report will likely show that last month the economy, once again, added hundreds of thousands of

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Unemployment rate drops in 24 states in January

Unemployment rates fell in 24 states in January and rose in just eight, the latest evidence that hiring is strong across the country. The Labor Department said Tuesday that jobless

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Weekly jobless claims fall sharply, drop 36,000

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that strong hiring will likely continue. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 36,000 to a seasonally

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Businesses add 212,000 jobs in February

Private employers hired 212,000 workers in February, adding more muscle to the frame of a growing U.S. labor force. Payroll processor ADP’s survey released Wednesday morning showed the seasonally adjusted

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Manufacturing slows as output, hiring weaken

U.S. factories expanded last month at their weakest pace in a year, with orders, hiring and production all growing more slowly. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of

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February jobs report

“Markets are looking for another robust jobs report, and bump up in (worker) wages, as a sign that the U.S. economy has escaped deflation and subpar growth of the past

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